House Judiciary Committee

C A N C E L E D

AGENDA
HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
January 28, 2014

There will be a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:30pm, or 1-1/2 hours after the House adjourns, whichever is later, in Room 516 of the Blatt Building, Columbia, South Carolina. The Judiciary committee staff has attempted to contact the interested parties of all bills listed on the agenda for this meeting.

  1. GENERAL LAWS SUBCOMMITEE

    Favorable

    H. 3539 -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-4160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS ON CERTAIN DAYS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS ON STATEWIDE ELECTION DAYS.

  2. FAMILY AND PROBATE LAWS SUBCOMMITTEE

    Favorable

    H. 3169 -- Reps. W.J. McLeod, Bannister, Spires, Jefferson, Williams, Taylor, J.E. Smith, Munnerlyn and Newton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DIVORCE MAY BE GRANTED ON THE GROUND OF CONTINUOUS SEPARATION FOR ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DAYS, RATHER THAN FOR ONE YEAR.

    Favorable

    H. 3170 -- Reps. W.J. McLeod, Bannister, Spires, Jefferson, Williams, Taylor, J.E. Smith, Munnerlyn and Newton: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DIVORCE MAY BE GRANTED ON THE GROUND OF CONTINUOUS SEPARATION FOR A PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DAYS RATHER THAN ONE YEAR.

    Favorable

    H. 3775 -- Rep. Quinn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-4-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FAMILY COURT ORDERS OF PROTECTION FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE, CONTENTS OF THE ORDER, AND CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH MUTUAL ORDERS OF PROTECTION MAY BE GRANTED, SO AS TO FURTHER SPECIFY CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH MUTUAL ORDERS MAY BE GRANTED AND TO AUTHORIZE THAT AN ORDER NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SECTION MAY BE VACATED AND THE RECORDS RELATING TO THE ORDER DESTROYED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-1760, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS BY THE MAGISTRATES COURT FOR HARASSMENT OR STALKING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ON THE MOTION OF A PARTY TO A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER THE COURT MAY VACATE THE ORDER AND REQUIRE ALL RECORDS OF THE ORDER DESTROYED IF THE ORDER WAS IMPROPERLY ISSUED DUE TO UNKNOWN FACTS.

  3. ELECTION AND ETHICS LAWS SUBCOMMITTEE

    Having voted on the prevailing side, Representative Tallon notes a motion to reconsider the vote by which the Committee failed to give a Favorable Report to H. 3197, as amended (motion noted May 15, 2013). Pending question is shall the Committee reconsider its vote.

    H. 3197 -- Reps. Clemmons, Finlay and Ballentine: A BILL TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF ELECTIONS WITHIN THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE AND DEVOLVE THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION UPON THE DIVISION OF ELECTIONS, INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO RECONSTITUTE THE BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS TO BE UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD IN AN EX OFFICIO CAPACITY WITH FOUR ADDITIONAL MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, TWO BEING MEMBERS OF THE LARGEST MAJORITY POLITICAL PARTY REPRESENTED IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TWO BEING MEMBERS OF THE LARGEST MINORITY POLITICAL PARTY REPRESENTED IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ETC.


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